12 Nov 2018

Gustav Klimt. Giovanni Iovane and Sergio Risaliti

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12November 2018



Museo Novecento

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On the occasion of the centenary of his death, a monograph to tell an artist yet to be discovered.
With Carlo Sisi and Laura Lombardi.
The authors will be present

Who wants to know more about me, that is, about the artist, the only one worth knowing, look carefully at my paintings to find out who I am and what I want.” Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt is one of the masters of modern European art; works such as The Kiss, The Tree of Life or Judith are now famous icons of the history of art but also of popular culture. Yet Klimt remains an artist yet to be discovered and above all to be told. This is the objective of the agile monograph by Giovanni Iovane and Sergio Risaliti, which also through the precise description of the works will help the reader to reconstruct the evolution of the art of the founding father of the Viennese Secession, the salient stages of his career, the large commissions, sentimental events, from youth to mature age up to the last years of activity when, not satisfied with the results achieved, he changed style to experience a new creative phase better known as the season of the flowery style.


He is professor of Contemporary Art History at the Brera Academy, where he holds the position of deputy director. Art critic and independent curator at national and European museums and foundations, he is the author of art criticism essays.


He is an art historian and critic, creator and curator of exhibitions and interdisciplinary events, writer and journalist. He collaborates with “The Friday of the Republic”, the “Corriere Fiorentino”, “Arte Mondadori”, “Flash Art”. He is artistic director of the Museo Novecento in Florence. For Bompiani he published La Pietà vaticana (2015, with Francesco Vossilla).

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